A Twitter account belonging to Connor Betts, the alleged Dayton, Ohio shooter who shot and killed 9 and injured at least 20 more, was apparently a far leftist who condemned conservatives as “Nazis” and “fascists” who deserve to die.
Heavy confirms the Twitter account @iamthespookster belonged to the deceased alleged Dayton shooter who went on a shooting spree earlier today. On the Twitter, Betts advocated socialism, gun control, said conservatives are “Nazis” who deserve to die, and told his followers to “vote blue for gods sake”.
That’s all according to his Twitter page, which was reviewed by Heavy. The Twitter page gives the first public glimpse into the shooter’s politics, and what he wrote stands pretty much in polar opposite to accused El Paso shooter Patrick Crusius, whose own social media accounts indicated support for President Donald Trump and anti-immigrant measures, such as the border wall. You can read about Crusius’s pages here.
Authorities now say that Betts, 24, of Bellbrook, Ohio, donned body armor and a mask before shooting and killing 9 people outside a Dayton bar, including his own sister. At least 27 people were injured. Police say the motive is unclear. You can read tributes to the victims here.
Some of the most absurd tweets include this call for violence against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
In another Tweet, Betts said that any user who is “nazi-friendly or adjactent” should “f**king unfollow me cuz nazis deserve death and nothing else”.
Strangely, Betts also advocated for gun control in an argument, saying that “You can’t kill 50+ people and injure 600(!) In 10 minutes with cigarettes my dude”.
Two months ago, Betts advocated socialism in a response to David Rothkopf, writing “I want socialism, and I’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding”.
Betts also blamed the Q Anon movement for inspiring violence, even though it has yet to inspire any widespread terrorism, writing that “minus a mob boss and whoever the MAGABomber tried to kill, no fatalities.. yet.”
On his Twitter bio, Betts describes himself as “he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist” and adds that he is “going to hell and i’m not coming back”.
In addition to these tweets, Big League Politics reports that Betts previously praised the infamous Antifa firebomber who attacked a migrant detention facility armed with an AR-15 and Molotov cocktails.
On his Twitter account, Dayton mass shooter Connor Betts praised the actions of a man named Willem Van Spronsen who attempted to firebomb an ICE facility while carrying an AR-15.
On Betts’ purported account, in which he identifies as “he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / i’m going to hell and i’m not coming back“, he also described ICE detention facilities like the one Spronsen attacked as “concentration camps.”
Spronsen ultimately didn’t injure anyone in his martyr-style attack on the Tacoma, Washington immigration detention facility. He was shot by police after deploying a crude incendiary device against the building.
Big League Politics reported earlier today that Betts was a registered Democrat who voted in the 2016 and 2018 Democratic Primaries:
The Greene County Board of Elections reveals Betts began voting in 2012, and next voted in the Democratic Party Ohio Primary on March 15 of 2016. After voting in the 2016 General Election, Betts later voted in the 2018 Democratic Party Primary on May 8, 2018. Betts voted in a total of 7 elections, including Democratic Primaries.
After finding this information, Big League Politics cross referenced the data with other publicly available information from the Ohio Secretary of State, which confirms his address, polling location, and other voter information.
This is a breaking news story. Big League Politics will continue to post updates as they become available.
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